This five-volume bundle includes the complete bokeh eBook collection: The Art of Bokeh and The Portfolio of Bokeh, as well as the The Golden Hours, The Golden Hour Portfolio and The Art of Color Processing. With these five ebooks, you will gain a full understanding of how to capture amazing landscape and seascape photographs. You will learn how to create bokeh with your camera, and how to apply it to your own personal style for a portfolio that is unique to you.
1st eBook: The Art of Bokeh
The Art of Bokeh: A Guide to Using Shallow Depths in Landscape Photography was written to inspire photographers to think beyond the confines of a deep depth of field. It’s focused on guiding landscape photographers of all levels to widen their aperture and see the environment as light and shapes, and to create abstract, ethereal images that have a deeper meaning and interpretation. This is my first eBook, written from my perspective and experiences, and I’m thrilled to present it.
By using a shallow depth of field and thin slices of focus, you can completely transform a landscape, manipulating an environment that usually can not be changed or controlled. You can create a complex or simple photograph by changing your depth, and this guide can show you how.
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2nd eBook: The Portfolio of Bokeh
With The Portfolio of Bokeh, I can help to bridge the gap between your vision and your creation by explaining how I approached each of my bokeh images. By reading about my camera workflow, you can learn how to critically analyze a scene and decide on the best method to use.
In this eBook, you will find 22 full page examples of my strongest bokeh images in high-resolution color. Each photo is paired with a full page spread that contains a wealth of information on how I created each image. I discuss many aspects of my creative process – some examples include how I find inspiration, choosing a strong focal point, and the importance of applying photography principles in your composition (such as contrast and symmetry).
I also discuss the technical side of each image – what settings I use, how I compensate for exposure, and how I judge a scene before I decide which methods I am going to apply…for example, how and when I decide a scene needs to be panostitched or auto-bracketed.
3rd eBook: The Golden Hours
The Golden Hours: A Guide to Photographing the Light of Sunrises and Sunsets is an eBook written to help guide photographers through the unique challenges that this light presents. Many photographers will often note that their sunrise and sunset images rarely represent the scene they observed. By detailing the steps I go through to create my images – both in the field and in the digital darkroom – I explain why this is so, and more importantly, how to transcend the disparity between your view and your results, allowing you to create realistic images of this beautiful light.
In this eBook, you will find detailed solutions to the challenges this light presents – from compositions to exposure difficulties – so you can begin to photograph the golden hours with confidence and accuracy. With this new knowledge, you can focus on enjoying your photography while expanding your creative horizons.
4th eBook: The Golden Hour Portfolio
With The Golden Hour Portfolio eBook, I can help to bridge the gap between your vision and your creation by explaining how I approached each of my golden hour images – and more importantly, why. By reading about my camera workflow, you can learn how to critically analyze a scene and decide on the best method to use that compliments your creative style. You can expand your knowledge of how to approach the golden hour light, and ways to apply these techniques in the field to create inspirational work.
In this eBook, you will find 30 full page examples of my strongest golden hour images in high-resolution color. Each photo is paired with a full page spread that contains a wealth of information on how I created each image. I discuss many aspects of my creative process – some examples include how I find inspiration, choosing a strong focal point, pivotal moments in my creative development, and the importance of applying photography principles to your composition (such as contrast and symmetry).
Also discussed is the technical side of each image – what settings I use, how to compensate for exposure, and how to judge a scene before deciding what methods to apply…for example, how and when to decide if a scene needs to be panostitched or auto-bracketed.
5th eBook: The Art of Color Processing
In The Art of Color Processing: A Guide to Creative Development in the Digital Darkroom, I explain my color processing workflow in a step-by-step fashion, guiding you through each stage from start to finish. In addition to learning the details of my processing, I also discuss the history of my creative development and what led me to discover my own techniques. These important milestones in my photography can direct you towards the development of your own unique color workflows, and provide the key to unlocking the full potential of your creative connection for unlimited possibilities.
Also included is a complimentary 30+ page eBook on exposure blending, which is a method I use to achieve a proper exposure. Processing in the digital darkroom will be more successful when you capture the entire tonal range of a scene, and this free guide will show you how to achieve the best possible image – from auto-bracketing in the field, to combining different exposures in Photoshop CS6.
To read more about The Art of Color Processing: A Guide to Creative Development in the Digital Darkroom and to see additional page previews, click here.
What Kind of Format are these eBooks in?
All eBooks come as separate downloadable PDF files, which can be viewed on a number of devices – laptop and desktop computers, iPhone or Android devices, iPads, and other tablets.
For iPad specific users, you can download these books (or any pdf document) directly to iBooks, which will allow you to access it at any time. Click here for a very handy guide that shows you exactly how to put this book into your iBooks app.